City Desk

Full Quote To Go On MLK Memorial

Looks like the Park Service has met the deadline set by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to come up with a solution to the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial quote fiasco. The Post is reporting that the agency will replace the 10-word truncated quote, "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness," with the original 45-word phrase:

“If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all the other shallow things will not matter.”

At the time the controversy broke, sculptor Lei Yixin said the full quote wouldn't fit. The solution, apparently? Cut some of the granite off to clear more room for the full line.

Photo by Lydia DePillis

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